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Excerpts from the Tri-County News - Volume 2, No. 45 (Thursday, April 9, 1914)

Crockett county people who spend the winter months in Florida, are returning to sunny Tennessee. Quite a number of Crockett county families spend the winter months on the Florida coast. P. B. NANCE and other Alamo people have returned. Esq. J. F. ROBERTSON and family of Crockett Mills are expected to arrive from St. Petersburg this week. They have been making this their winter home for a number of years. J. C. HAMLETT is not expected to return at present as he has large business interests in the thriving Florida city that require his close attention.

R. T. COFFMAN, the popular druggist on the corner of Main and Depot Streets, turned on the electric lights in his new store Monday night - the first electric lights in Friendship. He will furnish lights for a number of business houses of the town. The store, which is a handsome two-story brick on the lot where the old Grounds drug store stood for a number of years, is brilliantly lighted with sixteen lights. This is quite a credit to Mr. COFFMAN as well as the town of which he is one of the new "City Dads." He is enterprising and keeps step with the town that is growing, growing all the time.

Last Sunday as the sun was rising for a beautiful Lord's Day and life seemed the brightest to many, Frank EDWARDS, a well known citizen of Crockett Mills ended his life by his own hand. Carbolic acid was his means. He had been in ill health for sometime and had been brooding over his misfortunes and this is supposed to have been the cause of his rash act. He did not rest well Saturday night and when he arose in the morning went into the kitchen where his wife was preparing breakfast, and procured a cup. He then went into an adjoining room and took the fatal poison and told his wife that he would suffer no more. He lived about 40 minutes after taking the acid. Dr. W. T. REDMOND was hastily summoned but he was beyond human aid. Mr. EDWARDS purchased the acid from Crockett Mills Drug Co., several days ago and may have been contemplating the act for sometime. Dr. REDMOND, in selling him the medicine, jokingly remarked, "Frank, don't act a fool and kill yourself with this," to which Mr. EDWARDS made no reply. Deceased was an honest, hardworking man and had many friends in the community where he has lived all of his life. He was 54 years of age and is survived by a wife and six children. Interment at Providence Monday.

Miss Mary HOLMAN died Sunday night at her home in Tigrett at the age of 67 years. She was a member of the Christian church at Cairo where she lived for many years. She is survived by two brothers and two sisters and other relatives and friends. The remains were carried to Cairo Monday for interment.

Mr. & Mrs. John BARRETTE of Boyle, Miss., were guests of Mr. & Mrs. J. L. STALLINGS last week.

J. W. SUDBURY transacted business in Maury City Tuesday.

E. F. BUCKLES, the barber, has added a new chair to his shop on Depot Street, making it a three chair shop. The building was wired Tuesday from the Coffman light plant and the editor of the NEWS was the first to get a shave under an electric light in Friendship. Chas. BANDY, the old time "whisker chopper" painlessly performing the delicate operation.

Joe McLEAN, the "only Sheriff in the county", was here yesterday to see the show and drop a little hint to the voters.

C. J. ANDERSON, former Friendship business man, and daughter, Mrs. GRIMMETT, of Maury City, were here yesterday.

Wm. PUGH died Monday night at his home near Tigrett, aged 29 years. Mr. PUGH was a deaf mute but notwithstanding his affliction. He was a bright and industrious young man and worked at his trade as printer until he became afflicted with tuberculosis. He worked on the State Gazette at Dyersburg for several years and on this paper a short time last year. The remains were interred at Bowen's Chapel Tuesday after funeral services conducted by Rev. SMITH.

Ed STAMPS was here Sunday.

John PUTMAN was in Alamo Monday.

R. L. BEAVER visited in Dyersburg last week.

Attorney W. N. BEASLEY of Halls was here Saturday in his car.

Ezra GARLAND of Bonicord was in town Saturday.

Guy H. BOONE of Route 1 was on our streets Saturday.

Rev. T. W. SMITH was a visitor at this office Saturday.

Thad HALEY and Chas. IRVIN went to Memphis Sunday.

Hammie SCOTT of Halls spent Sunday in Friendship.

W. S. SIMMONS was in Crockett Mills Sunday.

Miss Clemmie LEATH of near Crockett Mills was shopping in town Monday.

J. H. BENHAM of near Tigrett was a visitor at this office last week.

Misses Willie Miller CUDE and Bertie WATSON visited in Jackson recently.

J. J. ATCHISON, State Deputy of the W.O.W. lectured at the Opera House last Thursday night.

Miss Winnie DAVIS was a visitor Sunday in the city of Friendship.

Dr. D. A. WALKER was in Alamo Monday to act as a judge in the live stock show.

Mr. & Mrs. H. G. TURNER of Dyersburg were here Sunday in their Brick car.

Dr. W. T. REDMOND and Nath REECE of Crockett Mills were here Sunday.

Rev. L. A. BEDWELL filled Rev. C. E. NORMAN's appointment at school building Sunday morning.

Miss Robbie GRIFFIN, of Friendship, visited friends here last week. - Alamo Guide.

Postmaster Ed SWANSON of Crockett Mills has sold his interest in the Crockett Mills Drug Co. to the other members of the firm. He will continue to be postmaster but will change the location of the office.

R. S. YORK was at home Sunday.

Oscar PARRISH of Bonicord was on our streets Saturday.

Leslie SIMS was in Maury City Sunday.

Wm. Holman of Tigrett was here Monday.

Miss Roberta HICKS of Jackson was a visitor here.

Harrison HENDRIXS of Sanderstown was on our streets Saturday.

John LYONS of Maury City has about completed a new residence at Maury Junction.

Alamo has a new picture theatre, the "Wapco" showing every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday night.

Roy WILCOX and "Chink" WISE of Maury City were here Saturday night.

W. H. FONES, Cashier of the Bank of Fowlkes, spent Saturday and Sunday with homefolks here.

Prof. W. W. BEDWELL, principal of Ft. Hudson School near Dyersburg, was in the city Saturday.

Van HAMILTON and Reed GIBBONS of Maury City were here Sunday.

Mr. & Mrs. Clyde LEATH of Crockett Mills vicinity were in town shopping Monday.

Mrs. Elvie DUNAGAN of Oak Grove community visited her grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. A. M. ODLE, on Depot Street, last week.

A. M. ODLE has purchased the building occupied by W. S. SIMMONS, the harness maker, from Earl SIMMONS of Alamo.

If you want a good farm of 119 acres with a good house, good barn, two good cisterns, two good wells, one good pond, close to a school and town and in the midst of good people apply to J. A. STALLINGS.

John STALLINGS and family and Ira FIELDER and Tom WARD were Maury City visitors Sunday, going over in Mr. STALLINGS' car.

Miss Emma CONLEY of Alamo has accepted a position in J. W. SUDBURY's store.

J. W. SUDBURY is building another house on "Blue Bird." This will make eight new houses on this street.

Miss Patti CLEMENT visited homefolks near Gibson Wells Saturday and Sunday.

Dr. D. A. WALKER went to Memphis Tuesday to deliver an address before the Tennessee Medical Association in session there.

W. E. BIRMINGHAM, the well known buggy man of Trenton, died Sunday night at the age of 57 years.


Rev. CLAYTON filled his regular appointment at this place Sunday.

Miss Bertie WATSON who has been teaching at Dyer College, is at home.

Lovie TAYLOR and Winnie Pearl GRIFFIN visited relatives in Gibson County last week.

Miss HOLMAN, sister of Mrs. Lizzie WILLIAMS of Stokes, died Sunday night after a long illness.

Mrs. S. H. BEDWELL and children visited Mrs. Everett WOODS of Dyer County this week.

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